Unified Grocers hosted their annual Unified Sell-abration Pacific Northwest – a private selling show showcasing quality food and products available to their customers, suppliers, and brokers. The event was held on February 17 and 18 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. This year, vendors were given the opportunity to donate products left over at the end of the event to help people in need. Emergency Food Network, with the help of twenty volunteers, filled an entire semi-trailer and box truck with roughly 43,000 pounds of food and household items.
Families and individuals in need visiting local food banks, meal sites, and shelters these next few weeks will be eating quality meats, produce, dairy, and packaged foods including: chicken, steak, lamb, gourmet cheeses, yogurt, tomatoes, pineapple, oranges, quinoa, rice and more! They will also receive household goods including, pots, pans, cleaning supplies, makeup, shampoo, as well as other toiletries.
“We are so grateful to receive such a wonderful donation,” said Helen McGovern-Pilant, Executive Director of Emergency Food Network. “We rely on donations from our community to help us provide food for hungry children, adults, and seniors throughout the year.”
This donation will add to the 1.3 million pounds of food Emergency Food Network distributes each month to 70 partner food programs in Pierce County.
To learn more about Emergency Food Network, volunteering, or to how to host a food drive, visit www.efoodnet.org or call (253) 584-1040.